MR. GNOME returns to The Red Room after their scorching set to a packed house during Treefort Music Fest 2012. Locals FINN RIGGINS and THE GUNFIGHTERS to open.
Doors @ 8pm, Show @ 9pm | 21+ | Tickets $8 (plus tax) advance, $10 doors
Inspired by a taste for the surreal, Cleveland’s mr. Gnome has been creating a unique and unusual amalgam of indie, gritty, space-psychedelia since 2005 to critical and audience acclaim, gaining them an ever-growing cult following across North America and parts of Europe. With a knack for the off-kiltered, and a stylish approach to juxtaposition, the constantly touring duo are set to release their third full-length album of delicately roaring, hypnotic art rock.
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The collaborative brainchild of three music school graduates from the University of Idaho — Cameron Bouiss, Eric Gilbert and Lisa Simpson — Finn Riggins has always been a tough entity for the music industry to pin down. Their genre-defying approach to rock-n-roll has yielded a long stream of varied explanations for their sound over the years — experimental pop, prog-pop, post-punk post-epic 70s rock, synth-driven indie rock, and so on. One consistent thread through most of the press raves over the years has been the fact that Finn Riggins’ sound is unique and fresh and not adhering to any particular trend, all while being accessible through pop-hooks and an incredibly well executed and fun live show.
Since relocating to Boise, ID in early 2009 from the small mountain town of Hailey, ID at the foot of the Pioneer Mountain Range, Finn Riggins have become key players in the young music and art scene of Idaho’s largest population center. They took their first extended break from touring in 2011 to further connect with their local scene and focus on writing and creating anew. In a November 2011 NYLON feature on the Boise scene Chad Dryden of The Record Exchange is quoted confirming the band, “injected much-needed life into the scene.” During this time Eric Gilbert helped develop Treefort Music Fest – a festival geared toward promoting the Boise scene and raising money for independent station Radio Boise, the first to support local artists in decades. 2012 was the festival’s inaugural year and was a great success.
New Finn Riggins EP BENCHWARMERS will be released by Tender Loving Empire on limited edition 10″ red vinyl for Record Store Day on April 21st, 2012.
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Boise locals The Gunfighters kick off the night.